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What would cause me to have weak shaky legs when I go downsteps?

What would cause me to have weak shaky legs when I go downsteps?

Weakness: Several muscle groups are involved with steps!
Muscle fatigue, or weakness may lead to shakiness.
Lots of causes- from malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, viral or neuralgic illness.
See pcp with full history, and exams and testing.
In today's world of technology- have a family member video your walking and steps as part of the history. ...Read more

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What can cause weak shaky legs, and muscle twitches?

What can cause weak shaky legs, and muscle twitches?

You need: To be examined and some blood tests taken. Best bet would be seeing a neurologist... ...Read more

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Neuro exam, EMG, MRI of brain normal. No spinal MRI done. Weak, shaky legs and dizzy a lot. Off balance. Fatigue, fascilations. MS? GAD? Neuro?

Neuro exam, EMG, MRI of brain normal. No spinal MRI done. Weak, shaky legs and dizzy a lot. Off balance. Fatigue, fascilations. MS? GAD? Neuro?

Symptoms, tests nl: (nl=normal)
It's tough to explain the cause of your symptoms, especially with a normal MRI of the brain, neuro exam and EMG. What about blood tests? What about other symptoms? There is probably a missing clue somewhere. It's not clearly in the neck.

Anxiety can cause this too, but that is hard to prove. ...Read more

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I have lightheadedness, sore knees, weak shaky legs. Brain MRI and emg of legs normal. Labs good. 32 yr old. Neuro exam normal. Anxiety maybe? MS?

I have lightheadedness, sore knees, weak shaky legs. Brain MRI and emg of legs normal. Labs good. 32 yr old. Neuro exam normal. Anxiety maybe? MS?

ANXIETY LIKELY: Considering all your symptoms and negative exam and other tests like MRI, EMG and blood test. It is more likely to be due to anxiety.
But I see you are getting behavior therapy, and Cymbalta (duloxetine) which is used for Depression/generalized anxiety disorder
I will advice to continue to be followed up by your therapist and psychiatrist for your symptoms
Good luck ...Read more

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Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?

Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?

Not normal: The combination of symptoms you are experiencing are quite concerning. I suggest that you see your gp right away. If not available, this could be handled by your local walk-in clinic or a;e. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weak, shaky, strange feeling in legs. 1 week post l3/4 and l4/5 facet injection. Pain hasn't changed and legs feel strange. Related?

Weak, shaky, strange feeling in legs. 1 week post l3/4 and l4/5 facet injection. Pain hasn't changed and legs feel strange. Related?

Could be: Injecting steroid around the nerve roots does put some added pressure on them which usually resolves in a day or two. You should be evaluated urgently by your back specialist to test your nerve function and ensure that you are not having a complication from the injection. ...Read more

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I have anxiety but for the past 2 months I have had shaky weak arms and legs. I have had EKG CBC cmp CT scan thyroid checked nuero exam all normal?

I have anxiety but for the past 2 months I have had shaky weak arms and legs. I have had EKG CBC cmp CT scan thyroid checked nuero exam all normal?

Sounds like you: Have had physical exams and nothing shows up, . Next, look at what creates anxiety. Sounds like you might have chronic anxiety, which would explain your symptoms continuing beyond a day or two. Try going to the gym (if you are in good health), doing something aerobic and powering up on protein. Sleeping OK? Read about anxiety:

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Hi, from past few months I have been noticing a lot of weakness in my body. I also feel shakiness in my hands and suffer from cramps in legs and feet.

Hi, from past few months I have been noticing a lot of weakness in my body. I also feel shakiness in my hands and suffer from cramps in legs and feet.

See a physician: You should consult a physician. Who can examine you and run some lab test to rule out other causes of weakness and tremors like anemia hyperthyroidism and medications. I guess that you may be suffering from dehydration, hypokalemia or hypoglycemia which is causing your symptoms. In the meantime you cut back on all caffeine nicotine and alcohol intake. See your internist for work up asap. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between shakiness in legs and shakiness in neuropathy.

How do I tell the difference between shakiness in legs and shakiness in neuropathy.

Shakiness: Normally neuropathy causes numbness, tingling, or sometimes a feeling of burning or impaired temperature sensation. Shakiness is not just a feeling, but a visible movement, which can be caused by tremor, tired muscles, changes in blood sugar or blood chemistry, etc. Neuropathy symptoms do not change with movement, shakiness in the muscles probably would change with standing or climbing stairs. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between shakiness from low blood sugar and from neuropathy in legs?

Low sugar: Is potentially dangerous and life threatning, also may be associated with excessive sweating (di aphorisms), shakiness and confusion. Diabetic neuropathy does not give you sweating and usually not shakiness, but unsteadiness if for eg it involves your lower extremities. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy. How do I tell the difference between shakiness in legs for shakiness in neuropathy?

I have peripheral neuropathy. How do I tell the difference between shakiness in legs for shakiness in neuropathy?

Hard to tell: Without nerve conduction type studies. Consistent exercise like walking should help either way. ...Read more

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My body slightly shakes from inside every time my heart beats, I feel the shakiness in my head, eyes, back, legs, hands. It's slightly inside only.

My body slightly shakes from inside every time my heart beats, I feel the shakiness in my head, eyes, back, legs, hands. It's slightly inside only.

Shakiness: Although those symptoms may be explained by anxiety, its possible that its your blood pressure or heart issues (less likely). You should have it checked out ...Read more

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Possible connection between pain below rib cage, indigestion, occasional achy pain in arms&legs, also slightly lightheaded & slight shakyness all over?

Possible connection between pain below rib cage, indigestion, occasional achy pain in arms&legs, also slightly lightheaded & slight shakyness all over?

Viral Syndrome: It sounds to me like you have a viral syndrome, but if the symptoms worsen, I would see your doctor as you have a number of symptoms that do not necessarily present together regularly. ...Read more

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My legs randomly got weak and shaky?

My legs randomly got weak and shaky?

Many possibilities: Low blood sugar, anxiety, lactic acid build up after exercise or fatigue can all cause weakness and tremors in the legs. Make certain you warm up before exercise and eat meals with balanced protein and carbohydrate loads. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel weak and shaky?

Why do my legs feel weak and shaky?

Get it evaluated: There can be several possible causes, some of them serious. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My legs are hot and feel weak and shaky. Why could this be?

My legs are hot and feel weak and shaky. Why could this be?

See your physician: The many possibilities include vitamin deficiency, drugs, medications, infection, diabetes, anxiety, Guillain-Barré syndrome, herniated disc, tremor, spinal cord injury, cardiovascular disease, etc. See your physician for a full evaluation -- sooner if the symptoms worsen. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/tremor. Html, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/leginjuriesanddisorders. Html ...Read more

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My leg feels very weak amd heavy? What to do?

My leg feels very weak amd heavy? What to do?

May be serious: If the weakness and heaviness is persisting, my concern is if you are having a stroke. I do not know your age nor your medical history to advice you further. You seem worried, so please get immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I feel so weakness in my legs?

I feel so weakness in my legs?

Have it evaluated: The only realistic answer is to have the problem evaluated by your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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It only started just today but my legs feel very shaky & weak what can cause this?

It only started just today but my legs feel very shaky & weak what can cause this?

Leg weakness: It may be because of low sugar, anxiety, dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities or may be neural complication, probably it is nothing, if symptoms persist have it checked out ...Read more

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What does a weak right leg mean?

Get it evaluated: It means you need to have the issue evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I want to know what causes leg weakness?

I want to know what causes leg weakness?

Many causes: Parasaggital brain lesion, compression of spinal cord at the neck or mid back, lumbar stenosis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, etc. These are examples, and if you wish more information go to www. Aan. Com. ...Read more

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What can cause weakness and swelling in leg?

What can cause weakness and swelling in leg?

If you have this: You should be seeking a consultation by video or text or seeing a doctor. It could be serious and someone giving you a list of possibilities will not help you. Do what you need to do for yourself and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Leg weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Leg weakness?

See below: Motor strength is usually graded from one to five with five being normal. Any motor grade of the lower extremity that is less than five would be classified as lower extremity weakness. ...Read more

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What can cause leg weakness and random sharp body pains?

Diabetes for one: No specific condition is responsible for this combination, if indeed they are related. But statistically in the us diabetes is probably the most common disorder capable of causing both complaints. Other possibilities are numerous including b vitamin deficiency, aids, guillain-barre, syphilis, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my strange feelings of leg weakness?

What could be causing my strange feelings of leg weakness?

Various causes: This could be vascular or neurological in origin. You really need to see your doctor. If you're having unsteadiness in the way you walk or weakness in your legs, it will require a formal medical workup. I would recommend you see a neurologist or an orthopedic spinal specialist. Pryor will require mris of your cervical thoracic and lumbar spine. ...Read more

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I feel pain and weakness in my right leg why this hapening I don't have any disease?

I feel pain and weakness in my right leg why this hapening I don't have any disease?

Nerve impingement: If a nerve is injured, it will have less ability to send an impulse to the muscles that it supplies. Such an injury or impingement can be do to an injury or influence from somewhere from the spine on down. It could also occur from injury/tightness of the muscle (s) themselves. ...Read more

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I always sit with my left leg tucked under my butt for lots of hours at work. Is it possible this is why it feels weak or strange and hurts sometimes?

I always sit with my left leg tucked under my butt for lots of hours at work. Is it possible this is why it feels weak or strange and hurts sometimes?

Yes: Sitting like that can disrupt normal blood flow to the leg. If the problem persists, see your doctor because there could be another cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Legs feel weak and I keep falling?

See your doctor: You may have a compressed nerve in the back causing the problem so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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No matter what I am doing my legs stay so tired and weak....Why?

No matter what I am doing my legs stay so tired and weak....Why?

Consult your md asap: If that is the concern it is always good to consult your md who can evaluate your problem. Is it postural? Neural? Vascular or muscular. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was walking when suddenly I felt a weakness in my legs and they became shaky. I struggled to my bed and sat down. Its been 30min and I'm still struggling. I'm 22 and healthy. What could it be?

I was walking when suddenly I felt a weakness in my legs and they became shaky. I struggled to my bed and sat down. Its been 30min and I'm still struggling. I'm 22 and healthy. What could it be?

Go to ER: In your age group and with healthy background, it is hard to predict. Sudden loss of power of both legs can range from metabolic disease like low potassium to a neurological disease like multiple sclerosis, disc disease, or even a brain problem. Go to emergency room, not urgent care. If cannot walk, and have no help, call ambulance to take you to er. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I feel my legs and arms feel weak and my body feels shaky, why?

Need a full physical: The most common cause would be hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. It could have something to do with your lower spine. Other less common cause would be narcolepsy with cataplexy. Hopefully other clinicians will chime in with causes for this from their respective fields. ...Read more

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I feel weakness in my legs. Can I start cycling?

I feel weakness in my legs. Can I start cycling?

See your doctor: It is not advisable to start a new exercise program if you are having symptoms. Talk to your doctor first and get checked out to see if you are able to do that activity. ...Read more

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Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Could periformis syndrome cause weakness in leg.?

Rarely: First, this syndrome should be a diagnosis of exclusion when sciatica has no other discernible cause. Pain, the typical symptom, could cause disuse and secondary weakness over time. Weakness of sciatic nerve driven muscles is rare in pirformis syndrome. ...Read more

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Why is my leg stiff and weak after getting my cast off?

Post cast atrophy: Since you have been in a cast for several weeks, you rmuscles have undergone atrophy and therefore are weak. Your joints which were immobilized by the cast have not moved therefor the surrounding soft tissues have become inflexable. You just need to do stretching and strengthening exercises to regain your function. ...Read more

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I'm bed ridden and have painful, weak legs what can I do?

I'm bed ridden and have painful, weak legs what can I do?

Physical therapy: You can perform either active or passive physical therapy while being bedridden depending upon your disability. A trained physical therapist could find out your condition and any limitations from your physician and then evaluate, advise and instruct you on the type of exercises to build leg and arm strength for you in one visit. If you have the insurance coverage the therapist can continue working ...Read more

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Left leg weak from stroke now hurts is this common after a year?

Left leg weak from stroke now hurts is this common after a year?

Central pain: If you have sustained a stroke involving thalamus, you could experience a deafferentation syndrome called dejerine-roussy or thalamic pain syndrome. But get this checked as your pain could also be due to leg thrombophlebits, which puts your at grave risk if not diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have sudden leg weakness at martial arts class?

See your Doctor: There can be a variety of causes, but what first comes to mind is a low back condition which can often be aggravated with high floors, high kicking, etc.


See your chiropractor to evaluate for neurological deficits due to disc bulge or herniation, as well as ruling out anything in the abdomen/pelvis. ...Read more

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